2018 YPT Awards (New Deadline)

*NEW Application Deadline*

2018 YPT Award Applications due December 31, 2017 at 11:59pm



Dear Members,

Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) was created to fill the void presented to young professionals in large, established transportation organizations. YPT aims to give young professionals the opportunity to take leadership roles, participate in networking events, and grow their careers. As part of that effort, YPT has established an annual awards program that aims to go beyond the standard “Emerging Star” category that is often the only category that YPT members would be eligible for in other organizations.

Award Categories

YPT Awards are presented annually. This year, the following two award categories will be presented:

YPT Project of the Year – A project that had/is having a significant impact and where young professional(s) played a significant role. Projects will be evaluated based on their impact on the transportation industry or local transportation system and the roles that young professionals played in the project. All project types are eligible (i.e. studies and designs that are being planned to finished products that are already implemented.

YPT Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year – A product, paper, invention, etc. in the transportation industry where young professionals played a significant role. This category will be judged based on the innovation/research itself and what role young professionals played. All types of innovations and research are eligible.

To learn about previous award winners, please click here for 2016 and here for 2017 .


Winners of each award will receive a happy hour for their local Chapter sponsored by YPT International, a plaque recognizing their achievement, and a year of free YPT membership.


Only YPT Members are eligible to apply for an award. If you are not currently a member and wish to apply, please sign up for $20 at https://my.yptransportation.org/join.

How to Apply

To apply for an award, submit your application to admin@yptransportation.org. All applications are due by 11:59PM Eastern Time December 17th, 2017. Applicants are allowed to submit additional materials (such as project samples) as attachments to their application forms. Please send any attachments as a single packet in pdf form. If you wish to submit applications for both categories, please submit separate forms for each category. Applications can be submitted by an individual or by a team. To be eligible, submissions have to relate to work performed or finished within the last three years.

2018 YPT Award Application

1. What category are you applying for?

  •  YPT Project of the Year
  •  YPT Excellence in Innovation/Research of the Year

2. General Information:

Email address:
Mailing address:
Phone number:

3. Description of project/innovation/research (maximum of 1000 words)

4. Description of the outcomes or impacts for the transportation industry or local transportation system(s) from the project/innovation/research (maximum of 250 words)

5. Description of the roles and contributions of young professionals to the project/innovation/research (maximum of 250 words)

6. Additional information for consideration (maximum of 250 words)

7. Please list and describe all attachments

Winner Notification

In early January, a panel will evaluate the applications and announce the winners during the YPT Reception at the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, January 7 th , 2018. Immediately thereafter, we will notify the winners by email and announce the winners on the YPT International website and social media accounts.

Thanks, and good luck!

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